EU Supports New Peace Proposal in Libya

The European Union (EU) supported Egypt’s new proposal for peace in Libya, told by the official representative of the European Commission Peter Stano.

He emphasized that the EU looks positively at all initiatives aimed at ending the clashes. “There is only a political solution, there are no possible military solutions (…). Each initiative, which corresponds to the process launched by the UN to establish peace and stability in Libya, is positive,” Stano said.

The initiative was accepted on June 6 during negotiations between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, head of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and Head of the House of Representatives Aguila Saleh, who is staying in the east of the country. The Government of National Accord (PNC) has not yet responded to the draft parties.

The proposal includes a ceasefire throughout the country from June 8 and new conditions for a political settlement: equal representation of all parts of the country – Tripolitania, Fezzan and Cyrenaica, the union of state institutions of the country and the adoption of a constitutional declaration.

As reported on June 4, government forces drove the Libyan national army from the metropolitan area. After that, the restoration of full government control over the administrative borders of Tripoli was announced.

source: reuters.com

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